After topping the charts, winning seven Grammys, and producing one of the best Super Bowl Halftime Shows in years, there’s no disputing Dr. Dre’s hip-hop credentials.
During a conversation with Kevin Hart on the Peacock interview show Hart to Heart, the comedian asked the music mogul his thoughts on modern hip hop. While Dre said most of it isn’t for him, he’s not “hating on it.”
“Hip Hop is what it is. Anybody that’s talking about the state of hip hop right now, when talking about it from a negative place, sounds like somebody’s f–king grandfather,” Dre said. “Hip Hop is evolving. If you don’t like it, don’t listen to it, you know what I’m saying?”
Then he admitted, he’s not a fan of most current rap music.
“I’m keeping it all the way 100 with you. Some of this s–t, most of this s–t, I don’t like. I don’t listen to a lot of that s–t. But I’m not hating on it. I’m never gonna hate on it,” Dre said.
One artist the “Still D.R.E.” rapper is impressed with, is fellow Compton native Kendrick Lamar — who signed his first record deal with Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment.
“Kendrick Lamar is a real motherf–king artist, the true definition of the word. The only thing I can take credit for is opening the door for him, because he’s done everything for himself,” Dre told Hart.
Hart to Heart features the Ride Along star popping a cork in his wine cellar and dishing with celebs as cameras roll.
The third season of the series premiered July 6 on Peacock. As previously reported, the new season features interviews with Dwayne Johnson, Issa Rae, J. Cole, Will Smith and other stars.
The series is executive produced by Jeff Clanagan, Thai Randolph, Bryan Smiley, Luke Kelly-Clyne, Kevin Healey, Todd Yasui, and Hart. JC Del Barco II co-executive produces.
Watch a clip from Hart’s Interview with Dr. Dre below: